Breast implant discomfort: which surgeon should I see?

Your Questions Answered by the Surgeons at Aurora ClinicsQuestion:

Since having 330cc breast implants over a year ago, I have experienced mild discomfort in my left breast. I was told that this is something which should not cause me concern as everything was fine at my six week post-operative check up.

However, during the past few weeks, the discomfort has become even more noticeable with a mild ache around the circumference of my breast and a light tightness, although this is not painful.

Could you please advise the best course of action? Is it okay for me to visit a clinic which is closer to where I live or should I return to the clinic where my operation was performed?


Thank you very much for your enquiry. We are sorry to hear that you are experiencing some mild discomfort in your left breast. If the discomfort is getting worse, it will probably be best to arrange a consultation to assess the area and discuss the best way forward for you.

Our standard advice is that you should return to the surgeon who initially carried out your breast surgery as they know your case history, circumstances and the materials used. If this is not possible, Aurora Clinics will always be delighted to see you and have a range of expert breast implant replacement and removal specialists nationwide.

We always recommend that anybody concerned in any way about their breast implants arranges a consultation to put their mind at rest and rule out the possibility of any complications.

There is a technique known as special massage which may help to settle the area down. We could also arrange a scan of the implant which will give us an idea as to what is happening internally.

Many thanks for contacting us. We hope to see you soon but do hope that the tenderness settles down in the interim.

Best Wishes,

The Aurora Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Team